The Green New Deal, Heinberg



[how 'they' make us want what we really never wanted]

Frederick Douglass Coming to SCC

An incredible one man show is coming to Sandhills College Owens Auditorium Wednesday Feb 11 at 7:30 p.m.
It is a presentation of Frederick Douglass and is a powerful and impressive performances. Actor has extensive Broadway, Film, and Opera experience.


What Will It Take?


On Tim Geithner, Treas. Sec.

Sanders Votes No on Geithner:
[He's] More of a Part of the Problem...Than the Solution" * We speak with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I–VT) about his decision to vote against Tim Geithner as Treasury Secretary, Obama's $825 billion economic stimulus plan, and why the $700 billion financial bailout amounts to "the greatest financial scandal in the history of this country."

Bring It On!


To Release Iraq Minutes

Iraq minutes 'must be released'
The government is ordered to release the minutes of 2003 Cabinet meetings where the invasion of Iraq was discussed.


Civil Disobedience in Climate Change Fight

In Climate Fight, a Time For Civil Disobedience?
By Patty Henetz, Salt Lake Tribune, January 23, 2009.

"Al Gore... in September called for moral lawbreaking.

'If you're a young person looking at the future of this planet and looking at what is being done right now, and not done, I believe we have reached the stage where it is time for civil disobedience to prevent the construction of new coal plants that do not have carbon capture and sequestration,' Gore told the Clinton Global Initiative gathering to loud applause, according to Reuters news service.

Since then, author and environmentalist Bill McKibben and poet Wendell Berry have chimed in. Last month, they wrote an open letter, which has circulated widely on the Web, urging mass civil disobedience against coal in March...

Heeding such calls, organizers are mobilizing for a mass act of nonviolent civil disobedience March 2 to protest coal-fired power plants and the damage industrial pollution has caused to the planet's climate.

'We're hoping and preparing for thousands,' said Matt Leonard, the Greenpeace coordinator for the event. 'It will certainly be the largest such action on climate change in U.S. history. We hope it will be the first of many.'

Protesters will gather at the [coal-fired] Capital Power Plant in Washington -- source of heat and refrigeration for the entire Capitol complex -- walk on to the property, sit down and thereby break the law." For more info go to CapitolClimateAction.com.
"Let’s all of us make sure that when we look back, in decades to come, we can say:
We saw the threat.
We responded to the challenge.
We did our bit."
Ed Milliband

Gaia's Garden - Must-have for home gardens


Sustainable Food Gardens


Technology to the Rescue?


Importance of Wikipedia


Vitamin D Tests Faulty



Growing Food on the White House Lawn


Sustainability = Science

[Sustainbility a useless buzzword without science. Study up!]


What Obama Said and What He Did Not



Sustainability On Campuses


Sustainability in 'Nooga


What Is Sustainability?


Concert, Jan. 23, SCC

The John Cowan Band

Friday January 23, 8 p.m.
General Admission
Doors open at 7 p.m.
David Holtzclaw

There are lots of bluegrass fans in the Sandhills. There are a few people in Moore County who think they don't like bluegrass. That's because they have never heard John Cowan sing. If you are in either category, you need to be at Owens Auditorium of Sandhills Community College this Friday night, January 23rd, at eight o'clock. The Rooster's Wife has teamed up with the college in support of their new athletic teams, the Sandhills Flyers. Let's line their coffers while listening to some fantastic LIVE, LOCAL music!

John writes songs that reach down deep into his personal experience. His voice is instantly recognizable. He was THE voice of New Grass Revival, with Bela Fleck, Sam Bush and Pat Flynn. The group took traditional instruments in new directions and abandoned the costumes and short hair considered to be essential for success as bluegrass artists of the time. They played a wide range of music from Bob Marley to Jerry Lee Lewis with their own translation to bluegrass instruments . The band split up nearly twenty years ago, but their individual talents remain as strong as ever. John Cowan will be here in Moore County Friday night. Don't miss him.


Be There, 7:00, 1/22, Campbell House

7:00 A Crude Awakening, Campbell House, Sou. Pines

A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash
(2006) NR
Produced by award-winning filmmakers Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack, this documentary examines the world's dependency on oil and the impending chaos that's sure to follow when the resource is depleted. Straight from the headlines, this hot-button topic may represent the world's most dire crisis. Through expert interviews, the film spells out in startling detail the challenge we all face and underscores our desperate need for alternative energy.

Pastured Eggs and Vitamin D


Lunch With the Legends

Lunch with Legends, March 5*---In honor of Women’s History Month, the League of Women Voters of Moore County is planning ‘Lunch with Legends’ for Thursday, March 5, 2009. After a delicious lunch of chicken cordon bleu, at Belle Meade, attendees will be treated to a wonderful program. The Sweet Adeline’s Quartet, ‘Southern Connection’, will perform. Then three women, dressed in costume, will read from the actual writings of Abigail Adams, Eleanor Roosevelt and Carrie Catt. Then there will be a professional rendition of American the Beautiful. Both men and women may reserve a ticket, by calling Ginger Finney, at 673-1330 by February 19. The total cost is $30 each. Funds raised will support voter education efforts of the League. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization with the goal of improving government and impacting public policy through citizen education and advocacy. On 3/5, the doors to the Belle Meade ballroom will open at 11:30; the luncheon will start at noon. The tables seat six to eight, so get a big group together so a whole table can be used.

Green Palm Oil Certificate


Check It Out

www.whitehouse.gov [now featuring complete sentences]


Including Non-Believers

January 20, 2009

Center for Inquiry Leaders Applaud Obama's Progressive and Inclusive Vision for America

President Barack Obama in his history-making Inaugural Address today sounded the clarion call for a more inclusive and progressive America. The President’s speech outlined a largely humanistic agenda, promising to “restore science to its rightful place,” as we collectively face the massive challenges facing us as a country in the twenty-first century. Significantly, in affirming the pluralistic character of American society, President Obama expressly included “non-believers” among Christians, Muslims, Jews and Hindus, as part of the body politic.

“It truly is a historic and remarkable achievement of significance that the President of the United States referred to non-believers in recognition of the growing number of Americans—now numbering tens of millions—who hold no religious affiliation. As far as we are aware, this is the first time this has happened,” said Paul Kurtz, chairman and founder of the Center for Inquiry. “It is also noteworthy that he called for the restoration of science to its rightful place and the application of technology to the improvement of human life. We applaud his courageous optimism in outlining an audacious program for the future,” said Kurtz.

Ronald A. Lindsay, president and CEO of the Center for Inquiry, emphasized the importance of President Obama’s acknowledgment. “For much of American history, agnostics and atheists were denied important civil rights, and in some states, until the early 1960’s, were explicitly forbidden from holding public office. Even after these legal constraints had been removed, nonbelievers were stigmatized or ignored by most politicians. We are encouraged that President Obama has unambiguously indicated he will be the president of all Americans.”


Bush Shoe Thrower Seeks Asylum



Advice to Obama

[There are others on the site]


Hemp Ethanol


Skaters! and Great Pic

[We're waking here in Southern Pines, NC, to 7 degrees. Ouch!!]


To Take the Heat Out

Farms to take heat out of warming
Selecting certain varieties of some common crops could help curb the rise in global temperatures, research suggests.

What Went Wrong



Growing Small Farms Calendar

Check out the Growing Small Farms Calendar at http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/chatham/ag/SustAg/calendar.html
for details on these two events:

February 17: High Tunnel Workshop at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) in Goldsboro, NC

February 27-March 1, 2009: Real Food, Real Medicine Conference in Chapel Hill, NC. Sponsored by UNC FLO Foods and the NC Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Why We Are Fat



Why Organic Short Film


Connect in Aberdeen, Jan. 17

Women Connecting through Film
Films by, for and about Women
2 p.m., Saturday, January 17, 2009

to benefit the breast cancer fund
fighting the environmental causes of breast cancer.

Join us for Luna Yoga, Santi Yoga Studio, 250 NW Broad St., Southern Pines 9 a.m.
$10 suggested donation, call 692-2009 to register

Learn to Hoop it up! Santi Yoga Studio 10:30 $20/class and hoop, suggested donation call 692-2009 to register

House Concert 8:00 p.m.
Suggested donation $15.
Women Connecting through Song
201 Blue St., Aberdeen
Laurelyn Dossett Caroline Parsons Sally Spring Tickets available on line : www.theroosterswife.org and at the door.
Donations accepted. (910)944-7502 for more information

Sponsored by : LUNA Bar, Pangea Organics, the Squire’s Pub, Sandhills Feed Supply, Santi Yoga, Blue Street Designs, Aberdeen Parks and Recreation, Taylor David Salon, the Inn at the Bryant House, Heaven on Earth Body Therapies


Next Step In Our Evolution


Potato Not Just Potato


Dynegy Cancels Coal Deal



Marine Protection

US vows 'huge' marine protection
The US is to establish "the largest area of protected sea in the world", banning fishing and mining, around its Pacific islands. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/2/hi/science/nature/7812786.stm


Vote Your Top 10 Ideas

Obama's site asks YOU to vote your top 10 ideas for US policy.



Great Essay on Finance